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Databridge FileXtract Administrator's Guide

This guide contains instructions for installing, configuring, and using Databridge FileXtract (hereafter referred to as FileXtract). This preface includes information to help you use this guide.

To install, configure, and run Databridge, you should be a system administrator familiar with the following:

  • Standard Unisys® operations for MCP-hosted mainframes such as the CS7xxx series, Libra series, ClearPath® NX/LX or A Series
  • DMSII databases and Data And Structure Definition Language (DASDL)
  • File layouts and the description of those layouts for the files you will be replicating


The following abbreviations are used throughout this guide and are provided here for quick reference.

Abbreviation Name
AA Absolute Address
ABSN Audit Block Serial Number
AFN Audit File Number
API Application Programming Interface
DASDL Data and Structure Definition Language
DMSII Data Management System II
IDX Index
IPC Inter-Process Communications
MCP Master Control Program
RPC Remote Procedure Call
SEG Segment
WFL Work Flow Language


The following conventions and terms may be used in this guide.

This convention or term Is used to indicate this
this type style text that you type filenames and directory names onscreen messages
italic italic variables emphasis document titles
square brackets ( [ ] ) optional items in a command For example, [ true | false ]. (Do not type the brackets.)
pipe ( | ) a choice between items in a command or parameter. When enclosed in braces ( { } ), the choice is mandatory.
UPPERCASE DMSII data set and data item names
MCP server host mainframe (terms) Unisys ClearPath NX, LX or A Series mainframe
DBEngine (term) Databridge Engine
DBEnterprise (term) Databridge Enterprise Server
DBServer (term) Databridge Server

When using Databridge, you may need to consult the following resources.

Databridge product documentation

On the Databridge installation image, the DOCS folder contains guides for installation, error codes, and administrator's guides for each Databridge product in PDF format. This guide is also available from the Databrige Documentation site.

Documentation for Databridge Enterprise Server and the Databridge Client Console is also available from the Help menu. A modern browser is required for viewing this documentation.

Unisys MCP server documentation

If you are not completely familiar with DMSII configuration, refer to your Unisys documentation.